Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a detailed coverage of Knowledge Management concepts and methodologies which includes knowledge creation, knowledge architecture, and knowledge codification. This subject also explores the Knowledge Management systems life cycle that includes capturing, transferring, sharing and managing organizational knowledge. Through this process-oriented examination of the relevant stages, students will understand the importance of striking a balance between the behavioural and technical aspects of Knowledge Management.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites students must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects BUA5ISK

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsKnowledge Management: An Integrated ApproachPrescribedJashapara, A. (2011)2ND EDITION, PEARSON
ReadingsThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Knowledge ManagementRecommendedRumizen, M 2002ALPHA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Devise and implement an appropriate and comprehensive knowledge management plan in a given situation

Construct knowledge management project and solve the problem for chosen business case
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Employ conceptual frameworks to various contexts to improve knowledge management practice

Frame knowledge management judgements and position practice and work with professionals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Identify rapid changes in process, technology and people of knowledge management to effectively lead the organization.

Understand various perceptions of knowledge management and make judgements about their personal perspective within this spectrum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Work effectively as part of a team in diverse contexts

Build effective relationships with team members in diverse contexts such as case study group or class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, Online StudyPeriod 3, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Group Project (Knowledge Management Implementation Plan, 3000-3500 words)30 03, 02, 01, 04
Individual Case Study Analysis500 words/case50 01, 02, 03, 04
Class Participation and Leadership20 03, 02, 01, 04